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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 12 x 9.5 cm (4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Fragment. Two pieces of tapestry ornament applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Design shows a branch motif in one band and indistinct floral (?) motifs in the other; ground in red wool, design in brown, green, and yellow wool and undyed linen wefts. Wools rotted out in places. Holes; stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer